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Is erythroblastosis fetalis is an example of autoimmunity or isoimmunity?

Is erythroblastosis fetalis is an example of autoimmunity or isoimmunity?

Alloimmunity: Autoimmunity is an immune response to one's own proteins while the example of Erythroblastosis fetalis is an immune response of mom's antibodies to a foreign antigen, this case from the fetus. ...Read more

Autoimmunity (Definition)

Autoimmunity is failure of an organism in recognizing its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is often caused by a lack of germ development of a target body and as such the immune response acts against its ...Read more


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Can you please define erythroblastosis fetalis?

Can you please define erythroblastosis fetalis?

Hemolytic disease: Erythroblastosis fetalis is also called hemolytic disease. Babies develop this condition before they are born. Erythroblastosis fetalis occurs when you and your baby have different blood types. When your baby's blood mixes with your blood during pregnancy, your immune system reacts by making antibodies against it. ...Read more

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Why does erythroblastosis fetalis only occur due to Rh factors?

Why does erythroblastosis fetalis only occur due to Rh factors?

Misconception: It is a misconception that erythroblastosis fetalis can only occur in rh negative moms who carry a Rh pos baby. Mom can develop antibodies against a variety of other components of the human blood system that can cause erythroblastosis in the baby - fortunately these conditions are rare. ...Read more

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My baby died due to erythroblastosis fetalis is there still a chance for me to have another pregnacy and have a normal baby?

My baby died due to erythroblastosis fetalis  is there still a chance for me to have another pregnacy and have a normal baby?

Several chances: The father may have only a 50/50 chance of transmitting the gene of the protein that your blood reacts to and attacks causing anemia. Then, if it is present and the baby has blood that your blood reacts to, transfusion can be done in utero (it is risky) http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology_and_obstetrics/abnormalities_of_pregnancy/erythroblastosis_fetalis.html ...Read more

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If an rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. An exchange transfusion is performed, why?

If an rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. An exchange transfusion is performed, why?

Increase RBC mass: Most likely the mother is Rh neg. and has made anti-Rh antibodies destroying baby's Rh pos. red cells. Exchange transfusion to the baby with Rh neg. blood will prevent hemolysis or transfused blood and increase oxygen capacity for the newborn. This process will also decrease the amount of bilirubin in baby's plasma and prevent kernicterus (yellow staining seen in parts of the brain) ...Read more

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An rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. Why would an exchange transfusion be performed?

An rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. Why would an exchange transfusion be performed?

Increase RBC mass: Most likely the mother is Rh neg. and has made anti-Rh antibodies destroying baby's Rh pos. red cells. Exchange transfusion to the baby with Rh neg. blood will prevent hemolysis or transfused blood and increase oxygen capacity for the newborn. This process will also decrease the amount of bilirubin in baby's plasma and prevent kernicterus (yellow staining seen in parts of the brain) ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fetus with Rh negative blood, will the fetus be in danger of developing erythroblastosis?

Can you tell me about fetus with Rh negative blood, will the fetus be in danger of developing erythroblastosis?

Actually no: A positive baby in a negative mother is at risk, but usually only if Mom wasn't properly treated previously. Today these problems are rare in people who are compliant with evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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What is erythroblastosis foetalis? What causes it?

What is erythroblastosis foetalis? What causes it?

Blood group: Incompatibility in the blood groups between mother and fetus can result in severe hemolytic anemia in the fetus resulting in swelling and even death of the fetus. Consult this site for more information: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/abnormalities-of-pregnancy/erythroblastosis-fetalis ...Read more

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What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

It is an autoimmune: Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells. Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist). ...Read more

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What's the difference between immunodeficiency and autoimmunity?

What's the difference between immunodeficiency and autoimmunity?

Function and target: The immune system should react against substances that harm us, and should tolerate substances that do not harm us. In immunodeficiency, there is a weakness on the immune response. Infectious occur frequently and more severe. In autoimmunity, there is malfunction on the immune response, targetting our own tissues, such as our joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Both processes may occur together. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two common examples. In these cases the immune system must be modulated, sometimes with powerful medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autoimmunity?

What is the definition or description of: autoimmunity?

See below: Autoimmunity is failure of an organism in recognizing its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is often caused by a lack of germ development of a target body and as such the immune response acts against its own cells and tissues. ...Read more

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What is autoimmunity, and what causes an autoimmune disorder?

What is autoimmunity, and what causes an autoimmune disorder?

Confused immunity: Autoimmunity is when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the body. The cause is a anything that can trigger the immune system to attack the self: food allergy, infection, heavy metal, chemical and mold. Find the cause, remove it and the autoimmunity resolves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac11G-Chnmk ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

Very different: A hypersensitivity is generally what we call an allergic reaction. This is mostly to things you find in the environment, and most of the time is driven by an antibody called ige. An autoimmune disease is usually driven by igg antibody, and what is being attacked is something in the body that the immune system thinks is "foreign" and should be "dealt with" when it shouldn't be. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal products to help with type 1 diabetic autoimmunity?

Are there any herbal products to help with type 1 diabetic autoimmunity?

It depends: It depends on the cause. Autoimmunity to the islet cells of the pancreas will be caused by one or more of the following: allergy, infections, heavy metal, chemical or mold. herbs can kill some infections and detox heavy metals, but are often times not strong enough to do so. work with a doctor familiar with functional medicine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac11G-Chnmk ...Read more

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Can autoimmunity be reversed by just fasting/detoxing enough until all immune complexes are out of system?

Of course not: Whoever told you this is lying to you, and i think you realize it. Real autoimmune disease is serious business and you need to be under the care of a competent physician. Charlatans and authors of misleading internet sites promote these claims using anecdotes and misusing science jargon; they pose as persecuted humanitarians -- in fact they are common crooks. It's your health that is at stake. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of autoimmunity?

What's the symptoms of autoimmunity?

Many symptoms: Hi! there are several symptoms that are potential autoimmune-related. Fatigue, rash, achiness, joint swelling, bowel irregularity, oral ulcers. It depends on the underlying disease. Start with your internist. ...Read more

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